£1335 - £5380 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
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An iconic multi-award winning 13th Century Priory, crowned as one of the top three landmarks in Gloucester 2020 and 2021, brimming with history and charm.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,335
Maximum Price
£5,380
Exclusive use, tables and decorative chiavari limewash chairs, a dedicated wedding planner, a stocked and staffed bar, fairy lights, a dedicated team on your wedding day to ensure it runs smoothly allowing you to relax and enjoy your special day.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£6,055
Maximum Price
£12,645
Number of Guests Included
80
Perfect for couples who would like us to take the stress out of planning, we have carefully designed three all-inclusive package options to offer flexibility whilst allowing you to see the total cost of your wedding at a glance. Our Venue and Catering wedding packages have been built in partnership with specific approved caterers for each package and offer a variety of options, from an informal evening wedding for those looking for something a little more casual to a luxurious day with all the extras.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Museum
Attraction
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
230
Usual Access Time
10:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00PM
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Church Within Walking Distance
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering

Venue

Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Pet-Friendly
Outdoor Reception Space
Full Description
- Blackfriars Priory is truly one of a kind. Following renovations, the beautiful historic fabric has been retained and complimented with contemporary design with features such as a full glass wall overlooking the ancient ruin. - You can now experience the beauty of this scheduled monument, including the private courtyard garden, the magnificent scale of the 65ft original scissor-braced roof and the Scriptorium, the oldest and most well preserved, medieval library in Britain. - Whether you are looking at a small and intimate wedding with your closest friends and family or a large scale celebration with a difference, we offer a selection of packages to suit every style and budget. - Weddings at Blackfriars Priory are looked after by a small team of experienced individuals, whose friendly and welcoming approach put you at ease and allow you to relax and enjoy your special day. We pride ourselves on providing a personal and professional service and are passionate about helping you create your dream day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Holly Gooch
Congratulations on your engagement! Welcome to Blackfriars Priory, a stunning 13th Century monument in the heart of Gloucester City. I would love the opportunity to show you around this magnificent hidden gem, so that you can experience the space and possibilities of holding your wedding with us. I look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful venue.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
(24)
(24)
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Happy couple Married on June
June 2022
The team at Blackfriars were phenomenal
We got married at the Priory and had the most wonderful day. The venue is stunning and feels really private despite being in the city centre. The team at Blackfriars were phenomenal and we couldn't have asked for better people to help us make our wedding a reality! Sue, who was our coordinator, was amazing from start to finish - thank you so much!
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Tom M
Happy couple Married on June
June 2022
Great venue
I got married here - great venue, fabulous backdrops for photos really helpful staff who worked so hard to help our wedding be perfect.
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Charlotte M
Happy couple Married on May
June 2022
If I could redo my wedding there again I would
Got married on 15th April. The venue was absolutely beautiful. Ryan was amazing, the effort and all the extra bits he did, was beyond my expectations. He really ensured it was a special day. If I could redo my wedding there again I would, it was a fantastic and magical day
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Alex L
Happy couple Married on January
January 2022
The PERFECT Wedding Venue
My husband and I had our 'elopement' wedding here with our 18 month old on 7th Jan and the very first wedding in their newly licensed room 'the old kitchen'. From initial communication to the big day, all the staff were friendly and quick at responding especially our wedding coordinator, Ryan. The venue is absolutely beautiful, so much history and amazing photo opportunities! It really is beautiful. It is the PERFECT wedding venue and we would highly recommend along with the wonderful staff who even catered for our 18 month old. We do not have a bad word to say! Thank you Blackfriars staff for making our day so special.
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Rob
Happy couple Married on September
January 2022
Just Perfect
Fantastic venue in the heart of Gloucester! Great to be able to have our wedding ceremony, breakfast and evening reception all in one place, and the weather held for canapes in the courtyard. Sue was a great coordinator and worked with the caterers and florists to make the run-up as stress-free as we could have hoped, and the big day itself was just perfect.
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Robert M
Happy couple Married on August
January 2022
Staff were Amazing
Really great venue, staff were amazing for our wedding in August 2021, can not recommend this place enough. Such a unique place to get married and with so much heritage. All guest were amazed at the venue when they arrived and said it was like nothing they have seen before.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HN, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Gloucester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5, junction 11A or 12

Nearest Train Station

Gloucester

Nearest Airport

Bristol

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(3)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Association of British Wedding Businesses
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We couldn't just pick one. All of our weddings are unique and personalised to each couple, so it would be impossible to choose!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't be afraid to ask questions. This is your special day and it has to be perfect!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We always love to see photos of the couple and their guests, it is a fantastic talking point.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

unusual, unique, stunning, wow factor, romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are too many to choose from as there are lots of unique features, such as tiny doors, medieval archways and a ruin.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We have had celebrities at the Priory but we won't name them!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Olive Bread Crostini, Red Pepper & Hummus Tapenade

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cone of chips!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The site houses one of the oldest purpose built libraries in Europe, which is of huge historic importance as there are so few remaining.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The service that we provide to our customers. Blackfriars is an incredible venue, run by a very friendly team that will work with you every step of the way to bring your dream day to life.

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